On Wednesday, just a few days before the one-year anniversary of the passing of John Lewis, family, friends and city officials gathered for the unveiling of his statue at a new park in Atlanta’s Westside.
The brothers of the late Congressman joined the mayor and other dignitaries for the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon to open the Rodney Cook Sr. Park in Vine City and christen the statue.
Over time, the park will include a library that will contain the writings of C.T. Vivian and will have 18 bronze statues, plaques and monuments dedicated to peacemakers including Vivian, Andrew Young, Julian Bond and Martin Luther King Jr. (Source: ajc.com)
Los Angeles has the Hollywood Walk of Fame and now Atlanta has the Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame.
On June 17, the city of Atlanta welcomed its latest attraction honoring influential Black entertainers with the Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame. (Source: globalgrind.com)
Thanks to Georgia State Representative Erica Thomas and BMI’s Catherine Brewton, the Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame was welcomed by politicians and musicians in Atlanta on June 17th.
Attendees included Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and mayoral candidates Kirk Franklin and Shirley Caesar.
The plaques for the new walk of fame emblems will be embedded into a sidewalk on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive near the intersection of Northside Drive over the next few weeks.
Tyler Perry’s latest venture with Bishop T.D. Jakes is nothing short of amazing.
The actor, director and entrepreneur announced that he plans to open an entertainment district next to his Tyler Perry Studios that will include restaurants, retail stores, and a movie theater with the dual purchase of about 130-acres.
Perry is set to receive 37 acres, while T.D. Jakes Real Estate Ventures group will get 94 acres to develop underserved areas with affordable housing for families.
Perry said he is, “grateful for the opportunity this gives Tyler Perry Studios to extend our footprint in Atlanta.” (Source: 11 Alive – Atlanta)
Gianna Floyd and her family visited the White House on Tuesday with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to mark the one-year anniversary of her father’s murder and to push lawmakers to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act currently stalled on the Hill.
What caught the nation’s attention however was the moment a Marine guard held the door for the 7-year-old’s entrance to the West Wing of the White House. (Source: The Grio)
Last year Gianna told reporters that, “My daddy changed the world.” Perhaps it will be through her it will happen.